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A rare celestial sight appeared over the United States on Saturday – one that won’t be seen again in this part of the world until 2046.
Millions were on the road Annular solar eclipse It created a “ring of fire” in the skies over North, Central and South America.
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During an annual solar eclipse, the Moon is farthest from Earth in its orbit, so it cannot completely block the Sun. Instead, the Sun’s fiery light surrounds the Moon’s shadow, forming what is known as the Ring of Fire.
The eclipse began at 9:13 a.m. PT (12:13 p.m. ET) in Oregon. It is expected to end on the Atlantic coast of Brazil at 3:48 pm.
As it passes from city to city, the sky darkens as the moon moves in front of the sun, lowering the temperature.
The crescent-shaped area was treated to a solar eclipse, when those outside the path also looked like the moon was biting the sun.
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A hot air balloon crew sits near a gondola during the 51st Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico, watching Saturday’s eclipse.
The small crescent was visible on the ground and reflected from car mirrors and skyscraper windows. To those standing among the trees, the gaps between the leaves acted as pinholes, and the light streaming through the gaps appeared as separate crescents.
And if you missed out on seeing this year’s annual eclipse, sky watchers A party across North America on April 8, 2024 when a Total solar eclipse Passes through Mexico, USA and Canada. So brace yourselves Certified eclipse glasses, solar viewers and solar filters For your camera — you can safely use them again in April to see another luminous event.